Community Engagement

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RORY PRESENTS COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE TO NELSON THOMLINSON TREE-PLANTERS

Rory  with (l-r) Josh Myers, Adam Johnstone, Ellie Johnstone, David Shingler and Taylor Hardon Rory on Saturday presented children from Year 7 at Wigton’s Nelson Thomlinson School with a plaque produced by the Member of Parliament to commemorate their planting of Norwegian maple trees on the new public cyclepath and footway on the occasion of […]

RORY OFFICIALLY OPENS NORTH PENNINES AONB PACKHORSE TRAIL ROUTES

In wet and blustery conditions, Rory declared himself “honoured and delighted” to officially open on Saturday the North Pennines AONB’s refurbished 18th-century Packhorse Trails, in an extensive network that will run across Hartside onto Alston Moor, and beyond into Teesdale and Weardale. Rory joined members of the North Pennines AONB, including Director Chris Woodley-Stewart, and […]

RORY PROMOTES WIGTON STATION IMPROVEMENTS AT OPENING OF ORNAMENTAL FLOWER BED

Rory joined members of the Friends of Wigton station, local residents, councillors and railway executives on Saturday to officially open the new ornamental flower-bed. The decorative sandstone display has been erected with the financial support of the County Council Neighbourhood Forum, the Co-op Community Fund, and the Cumbria Community Rail Partnership, as well as dozens […]

RORY ENCOURAGES COMMUNITIES TO TAKE PART IN PEOPLE’S MILLIONS

Rory is encouraging local groups to take part in The People’s Millions competition for the chance to secure significant funding for worthy local, community projects. The Big Lottery Fund and ITV are giving the public a chance to vote for the community projects they want to receive good cause funding, and have pledged up to […]

RORY LEADS NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR PARISH FINANCING

Rory, chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Local Democracy, led a national campaign for parish council financing in a packed – standing room only – meeting of the APPG for Local Democracy. In a meeting attended by over twenty MPs from all parties, Rory challenged the Local Government minister, Brandon Lewis MP, to […]

‘STREET SURGERIES’ A GREAT SUCCESS

Rory launched his Spring series of street surgeries this weekend, declaring them a great success and bringing him into close contact with many constituents in both Penrith and Shap. Forthcoming street surgeries will be held across the constituency, allowing the local MP to meet more constituents in an informal street setting, and allowing passers-by the […]

Rory works with local vets for industry reform

Rory met with local vets at Frame, Swift and Partners Veterinary Practice in Penrith to discuss issues affecting the industry both locally and nationally, and to better understand where reform is needed. Given the importance of agriculture to the local economy and to local communities, Rory Stewart used the occasion to again discuss the issues […]

Rory guest speaker at wordsworth literary festival

Rory  was invited as a guest speaker to talk at the Wordsworth Trust Arts and Book Festival held in Grasmere – the place where the poet, William Wordsworth, famously called home for over 14 years of his life. The author of “The Places in Between” and “Occupational Hazards” delivered a talk entitled ‘a personal exploration […]

rory shows his support for penrith AFC

Rory had the opportunity this week to show his support for Penrith AFC in a match against Marske United, where the home team unfortunately lost 2-1. The match provided the Penrith and the Border MP with an opportunity to meet with many of the club’s local officials and organisers, getting a better sense of how […]